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Municipal Dock but Mayor Fawcett ACTED. People Talked good car service but Mayor Fawcett ACTED.
" anybody run be nrcimril of dolus their ut- ...
moat to secure votes, the Seymour people about.l - •
vrtllluKly plead guilty. Mayor Fawcett scared the '• <%.'*
I Seymour crowd badly, and but one I'tnurii meet- "
li>k was held. The Seymour press, In referring to
people who mhlht favor Fawcett, uses the term r '
"riff-raff." About 11,000 i<cople voted asalust Mr.
Seymour. We take It that they do not comprise the
"rlff-rnff" of Tacoma., -.-• ,;;.,-. „,.-.,'._'..
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VOL. VIII. NQ.94.
170 NEGRO CONVICTS ENTOMBED IN MINE
NAILED BY CHIEF
Fawcett Supporters Just a
ers of Mr. Seymour. ."
"I sent an officer up into the
tering just as I always send an off!
preserve order and see that the lav
it at the request of the Seymour v
~ little demonstrative In arguing the
officer yesterday simply because tt
there is a crowd an officer Is neede
y Police Malony. .. .*'
A-"• Thus does the chief of police
shatter the political canard of tho
subsidized organs spread abroad
' to mislead the public and malt,} It
appear that Mayor Fawcett was
heading a movement of political
roustabouts who were making It
uncomfortable for women regis
tering at the city hall.
As a matter of fact the whole
story being flaunted by the Sey
mour crowd' to deceive the people
is the cheapest kind of disreputa
. ble claptrap. The first annoy
ance 'in the whole process of regis
tering voters In the city hall came
from the Seymour workers. Mrs.
Shores was up there all after
noon nearly Thursday lobbying
women who were, registering.
She not only talked to women in I
the hall but she went to the coun
ter where the people were regis
tering and began electioneering
And yet these people would
have it appear that the Fawcett
forces were bamboozling the
■women and making it unpleasant
for them while registering. As
a matter of fact from all Indica
tions about five out of every six
of the 2,100 that registered yes
terday wer o Fawcett people and
there was no occasion for the
Fawcett workers bothering them
if the}' had felt so Inclined.
- Another thing charged against
Fawcett was that a drunken man
came In howling while the regis
tration was on.
This fellow is put out of the
city hall on an average of three
times a week. He always goes
to the city hall and is extremely
To charge such incidents as an
attempt on the part of Mayor
Fawcett to have workers Interfere
with women registering is the
silliest nonsense and shows to
what ends the Seymour clique Is
put for campaign material to try
to hide the real issues.
The fact is that the disreputable
■business in this campaign thus far
has been confined to the Seymour
press and the Seymour speakers.
With utter disregard for truth the
people of this city have been bom
barded with slush that is abso
Candidates are beginning to file
their papers tor the commlsslon
erships to be voted on May 2.
- J. B. Cromwell filed his nomin
ation papers this, morning with
25 citizens attached. - He wants
Freeland's Job. -' —^
. Frank M. j Lamborn also secur
ed nomination blanks to run for
this place yesterday afternoon. "
James B. Drake took out blanks
today to file against Nick Law
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Near-Panic When T. R.
Arrives In Spokane j
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(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SPOKANE, April »■ Thou
_ sands of admirers ;of Col. Theo
i dore Roosevelt ,created' a scene
' akin to a panic on his ' arrival' In
".- this| city last night. -^ In .; their
'eagerness to get a glimpse of the
great statesman, women were Jos
tled, lost hats and crushed in the
mass of humanity ..." that . crowded
about the. Northern Pacific depot.
""-. Immediately after his arrival
..j. Col. Roosevelt ; was \ escorted by ,
.automobile to Davenport's. where
Si lavishly appointed rtment
,-; awaited him. He Immediately re
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.:yk At' 8:80 this- morning, '• accom
«J*panied by prominent citizens,
Col.'. Roosevelt went to Fort
„ s George Wright, where he review
.cd the Twenty-fifth infantry. y
'kAf'At 11 o'clock he addressed the
« convention of the Inland Empire
y Teachers',' association and, rural
I'm life ; commission. At the conclus-
K»ton] of; his ( address . Col. Roosevelt
- was * conveyed *to ': the Lewis * and
-":' Clarke : High + school, where she
.- laid . the S cornerstone /of . the -; new
building being] erected; to "replace '
•, that v burned ~ last «summer „:_ y^_
";* At 12:80, surrounded by the
i .'. business, ; professional > and J poll tl
'4fa\ life of Spokane, Col. Roosevelt
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The Tacoma Times
The Only Independent
Newspaper In Tacoma.
& Orderly as the Support
hall where .the people were regis
ter where there is a crowd, to' '
wis not violated. .1 did not do.
workers. I suppose both were a
I situation there, but I sent an
lere was a large crowd and where
?d to preserve order."— Chief of l
SALOON WILL OPEN IF
SEYMOUR IS ELECTED
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• 11. J. Hermsen has been running a saloon at Twenty-third •
9 and Jefferson. ' ' ■ c ■
9 But the'doors are closed. •
• Hermsen's license expired April 1. Ho had put up his • '
• $1,000 to renew the license but the swelling tide in favor of •
• Mayor Fawcett and the activity of the mayor in enforcing the •
• anti-treating ordinance has frightened Hermsen. He took down • '
• his $1,000 and withdrew his application tor renewal of his •
• license. «
• "I will go out of business and I will not start again It' 9 '
9 Fawcett is elected. If Seymour wins I will put ray money up •
• again and renew my license. But it is no use if Fawcett" is •
9 elected. He will put 40 percent of the saloons out of busl- •
• ness with that anti-treating ordinance." •
• Mr. Hermsen wants to sell his place and get out entirely. •
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IN FAVOR OF FAWCETT
All records for registration :
were broken yesterday when 2,105 !
new voters added their names to i
the books and got ready to take '
part in the election for mayor a '
week from next Tuesday. I
There were 727 voters register- 1
ed Thursday and about 450 Wed
nesday. This makes over 3,000 I
added to the registration In three I
days and the total is now 26,40». I
This means that there are about i
7,000 voters ready to take part <
in the election next time who did I
not vote last time. i
It needs little study to show i
that a big majority of these 7,000 i
will be Fawcett voters. To be- i
gin with there were 4,000 voters I
registered who did not vote at the
last election. They were not Sey- <
mour voters for with 100. auto- i
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 8.
Despite the election of Martin of
West Virginia as majority leader
in the senate, progressive demo
crats here today declared that the
majority of the democrats are of
their stripe. . Martin was elected
by progressive democrats who
pledged, themselves to his can
didacy before the lines were close
ly drawn. .Senator Owen of Okla
homa today asserted that progres
sive democrats in the senate can
poll 23 votes when the occasion
arises. ■ ', '
sat down to the $750 per plate ,
banquet at the Hall of the Doges, i
Davenports. Gathered at- the i
table were Governor Hay, Senator i
Poindexter, Mayor W. J. Hlndley i
and many other notable . public |
men. Immediately following the <
luncheon, Col. Roosevelt rested ,
until 2:30 o'clock, when tho mon- (
ster parade in his honor wound lis 1
way through the business section <
of Spokane. '4 i
. At 8:30 o'clock the big open ]
air reception will be held at the :
Masonic' temple, where thou
sands - are expected to gather to
listen to the address of the dis
tinguished visitor. ;'„ ■'"'
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(By United Press Leased ,
-StLOS ANO.BLES, April ,t B.—The ]
lengthy I battle: waged in the ~ bu- i
pertor r court recently 4* by Anita i
Tnrnbull Baldwin"for portion of I
the estate of "Lucky" Baldwin, i
which' resulted in an "adverse«ver- I
diet lt or .} her, 1! will %be f resumed fin /
the supreme "courti of : California. I
LYNCH THREE NEGROES.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
ELKVILLE, Ga., April B.— One
hundred masked men early today
.lynched three negroes .here who
were charged with having murder
ed Newton Eason (white) on Jan
Showers tonight and Sunday.
Light westerly winds.
mobiles covering the city every
Seymour voter that could be se
cured was voted. No attempt
was made to get out the Fawcett
vote and it Is plain that most of
this stay-at-home vote would have
been for Fawcett had it gone out.
And on the new registration
there is every indication that Faw
cett has the better of it. Sey
mour workers scoured the city
and raked It with a fine tooth
comb for registration the other
time and they ran in about 1,500
Seymour voters In three days to
a mere handful of Fawcett sup
porters. But they exhausted their
source of supply and this week
the Fawcett voters came in.
With anything like a complete
vote out now it looks easy for the
GREAT JOY IS HIS 5
I saw the first barefoot boy of
the year yesterday In th outskirts
of town. Bare legs, cap pushed
back over a shock of yellow hair,
a plentious sprinkling of .freckles
and two blue eyes', that laughed
and danced out of: the sheer Joy
of living, he was worth going two
blocks to see. The only thing
that he could find fault with was
that there were not enough mud
puddles. Bo while his admiring
pais stood on dry ground and cast,
envious glances, he waded .'through
each mud puddle two or three
times before reluctantly"- leaving
it to do the next one. The mud
oozing between his toes , j caused
the most blissful expression of
happiness on his face.
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71 MEN KNOWN TO
HAVE LOST LIVES
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(By United Press, Leased Wire.)
'■;, BCRANTON, Pa., April 8 Sev- ;
enty-one persons are known, to
have lost the' lives the Throop
mine disaster. At 9 o'clock this
morning £66 '•; bodies : had < already i
been | brought to . the I surface and 1
five others were huddled together
in a' tunnel leading from the mam
shaft. Forty iof M the 1 dead i
have been identified. This num- i
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 8,1911.
BABY RATS BUN WHEN
THEY OPEN THEIR EYES '
- AND SEE MAMA TABBY
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGEfcES, April B.—Two
orphan rats adopted several days
ago by a cat belonging to C. F.
Melklejohn, opened their eyes to
day, recognized their natural en
emy. In their foster-mother, and
now there is. only oner One was
Killed when they attempted to es
cape. The other was captured.
Apparently there is no chance for
It to make a getaway.
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Get Wireless Message
."■ 5,000 Miles Away _
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8. —
Two local" amateurs with a new
apparatus today have the distinc
tion of having broken the long
distance wireless record set by In
ventor Marconi. With two box
kites and halt a mile of wire,
Richard Fontana and Leone Ca
denasso received flashes sent over
5,000 miles at sea which were
found to have come from the coast
WALLA WALLA HARD AFTER
THE COMMISSION PLAN
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
WALLA WALLA, April B.—Al
though enough signatures have
been affixed, it is asserted by those
in charge, the campaign for names
to the petition calling for an elec
tion on the adoption of the com
mission form of government Is
continuing today with unabated
zeal. The registration of women
to participate in the election Is
growing lighter daily.
The steamer Flyer went up to
the municipal dock this morning.
The boat refused to go to the
dock In the first place when It
had a chance on even terms with
the Indianapolis and Sioux. It
fought the municipal dock until :
forced by losing business to go In
and now it wants to maintain its
The mayor has been trying to
get it to change from 8:35 to 8
o'clock. This would give a boat
out of the dock at 7, 8 and 9
o'clock. The Flyer has refused '
to make the change, however, and
went up on its old schedule. ■.
• As the Sioux lands at 8:40,
o'clock there danger of a mix
up and the dock management does
not want any trouble. The may
or had offered to fix up a place
south of the present dock for the
Flyer. ■ ..' y : \
(By United Press Leased Wire.) !
NEW YORK, April B.—All the |
passengers of the- North German '
Lloyd liner Prluzess Irene, which '
Is ashore off Fire . Island were '
safely landed early today ty the
steamer Princess Frederlch WII
-helm. All joined in praise of the '
Irene's crew. . - • .-. •. .; '
The liner's position today Is I
most grave. Her entire length
is buried in the sand and if a %
wind comes up she will almost ,
surely be pounded to 1 pieces. V
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NEWS ITEMS FROM - ■ f I
THE HICKTOWN BEE I
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The Cataract Hose houso Is going |
to have their windows whitewashed. ,
This is to keep some people from '
seeing what's going on Inside, but I
we don t know who. - ■. . .
' A traveling man was In Hick- '
town today trying to Sell phony- '.
graphs.- He escaped with hla life. ]
We regret to aay. , *J«
Business is ■ picking up at the ''
Depot. Square livery stable these i
warm springlsh" nights. No tick,
this year, however, says Jake Bit
Jenk's Emporium is going to sue a
certain alleged editor In Wilier
Creek for- a $4.66 grocery bill If
there ain't a settlement by night *
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her includes Joseph Evans, fore
man of a:rescue crew. '. , , ■ ,_ y
"- As the corpses are brought" to i
the surface the authorities have :
great difficulty In restraining the i
grief-stricken relatives. 'jAll night i
long women and children crowded
about the main entrance hoping \
that by some chance the, life
of some t loved v one- had been
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Beauty's Romance Shattered
MRS. ROY E. PIERCE.
NEW YORK, April B.—An end
has come to the romance of Roy
E. fierce, who married the beau
tiful Mrs. Betsy Chapman . last
. A suit to have the marriage an
nulled has been begun, It being
alleged that young Pierce was
medially Irresponsible when he
He is the son of Henry Clay
Plertje; the oil king of Texas. He
met Mrs. Chapman In Paris last
fall, when rumors were rife that
she was to marry Baron James
Ormonde de Rothschild, son and ;
belt) of the great Baron Maurice
de Rothschild, and both came i
baclt to New York and were mar- :
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MR. SEYMOUR BUYS
CIGARS IN SALOON
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The women of Tacoma are grad
ually- turning from Seymour to
Fawcett.' , • ;
i Aggressiveness of the mayor In
enforcing the anti-treating ordi
nance and'the fact that the sa
loons are lined up solidly behind
Seymour'are "causing" the women
to see.through the thin deception
that has been worked on som e of
them by; the politicians.
When Seymour was thrown Into
this contest to try to wrest con
trol of the city from the people
and give it back to the corporate
interests, he was pictured to the
women :as a saint. ;
>; They now discover that while
he addressed the ministerial alli
ance-one day and dilated with ap
parent unction on his religious
life that the next day or so he was
ln a saloon "setting 'em up."
W. W. Seymour, while running
for mayor of Tacoma, entered
the Congress saloon on Pacific
avenue and bought cigars and
gave them to a voter.
;_ Mr. Seymour does not smoke
himself. He had no occasion to
Hbuy - cigars -for his own: use.
A • •==
DOWN TO THE DREGS OF
. The civil service board discov
er* Commissioner Woods appoint
edTa couple of Inspectors without
taking them from the "eligible
list*' and asks j Controller Meads
not to sign the "warrants, and the
Seymour organs howl about the
mayor knifing civil setvlce.
, Of course he had nothing to do
with appointing inspectors,
£ Then the jcity,,' attorney says
Meads must sign the warrants and
a | member, of the civil service
board gets an injunction to make
al , test case to see whether civil
service' goes or not," and the Sey
mour organs switch over and rant
. about the ' mayor*, starting suit' for
political effect. :\f "4 A:
I political effect. mayor had noth-
And again the mayor had noth
ing to-do with It. It happens that
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Young Pierce, hesitated to tell
his father of his marriage for two
months, during which the young
people lived apart. When he did
divulge the secret, the elder
Pierce, it is said, was in a rage,
and made one comment —that he
thought his son was crazy. The
young man has not seen his wire
since that interview and shortly
after went to the sanitarium.
Mrs. Pierce was formerly Miss
Betsy Faulkner, a belle of Boston.
She married T. Irvln Chapman of
an old Boston family. A divorce
followed. She then went on the
stage and played under Belasco's
management in "Sweet Kitty
This is the place where Bert
Campbell, now in jail, cashed his
forged city warrants. The pro
prietors of the saloon are openly
for Seymour and are working for
him. • ; ;_;-.
If Mr. Seymour merely wanted
to b.uy cigars .why. did he go Into
a saloon when, cigar stands are
thick as blackberries in August on
It is reported he has been in
other such places since In other
sections of the city.
Mr. Seymour was asked by the
Times whether it was a fact that
he went into this saloon and
bought the cigars and he said It
was. He made no attempt to deny
it for he was seen by several wno
were in the place at the time.
In fact he was In there to he seen
by the people who were there. .
Many men would regard it as
no great breach for a candidate to
"set 'em up" in a saloon but the
Seymour contingent has won hun
dreds of votes by telling the wom
en that Mr. Seymour frowns upon
saloons. The facts are ' beyond
dispute that Mr. Seymour holds
saloon support. :
the member starting the suit Is a
strong Fawcett man.
All this kind of inconsistent
slush being disseminated to the
people of Tacoma to hold Mayor
Fawcett up. to ridicule and scorn
Js a part of the game of misrep
resentation and deception " being
played by the special Interests to
blind Hie people to the real Issue
that an attempt is being made by
the corporation gang headed By
the would-be dictator of the sub
sidized organs to get hack Into
control of the city. _" _
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Clearings '444. ::?\4 $672,609.96 '
Balances t7%~.y..y .... 66,507.20
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- The aoelallata broke ap the last electlea. am* alt
, over the country .vent news of srowlig aaaiaHat >
strength In Tacoma. Iff Fawcett or Srymear ahauld
nil by a big majority many would credit the
_. result to the aoclallat vote. It scarcely appears, ■
however, that Mr. Seymour can const oa maar aa
clallat votea. Iff be should be so fortunate aa ta
secure our. ,_
Th* Only Independent
Netvapaper la Tacoma.
TO M DEAD
Gas Pocket Cause of Explosion in Alabama Coal
Mine—United States Prisoners the Victims.
(By I'nited Press Leased Wire.)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8. — A telephone message this after*
noon from Littleton says that urn negro miners were working in
the Pratt mines nt the time of the explosion. Twenty escaped and
the renin ing 170 are believed to be deud.
WASHINGTON, I). 0„ April B.—Upon reports from Littleton,
Ala., that 201) convicts bad been killed there by nil .explosion, A.
It. IJo wen, in (Inline of the Unite tl States prison nt Birmingham,
was ordered to rush to Littleton at once mid take (iiurgc of the sit.
nation Then- is no mine rescue car at Littleton
Practically all the men working .>~>w^«^^»vv^vv~v"~~»~~»w«
in the mine where the Littleton of Birmingham owns the mine.
, , It has been learned here that
explosion occurred wire negro | the d i sas ter resulted from the Ig
convicts except for the bosses of nition of a gas pocket, but the
the various working crews. The extent of the fatalities as yet la
Pratt Consolidated Coal company | difficult to determine.
CAR WAS RUNNING
20 MILES AN HOUR
Motorman Compelled to Exceed Legal Limit to Keep
There is a new angle to the In
vestigation of the methods of the
Tacoma Railway & Power com
pany in connection with the In-
Tuest of little June Geisert, at
the court house this afternoon.
The speed proposition as well as
the fender question will come up
for Consideration. It Is learned
un excellent authority that Motor
man Dunham admitted to detec
tives after the accident that hla
car was traveling 20 miles an
hour. If this is true, while the
motorman would be technically
guilty of violation of the ordl-
"I'll Turn Back" Said Little Junie,
As She Toddled Away to Her Death
"I'll turn back soon, mamma,"
said little June Qeleert yesterday
morning, and toddled out into the
street to meet a horrible death
This Is the
Doctors of New York are study
ing this four-year-old baby, Ells
worth Mac Donald, with greatest
interest. Ellsworth's mother took
him to a hospital recently and
"Please look this boy over and i
tell me what to do with him. He i
tries to kill himself every time I !
leave him alone."
Mrs. Mac Donald told the doc
tors about some of the suicide at- i
tempts which Ellsworth had mace. >
Seemingly, the boy has no sense
of pain, and, coupled with' this
lack, he has a determination to
Injure his own body. ;
"When Ellsworth can get hold
of a match he lights it and puts
his fingers in the flames," Bald the
mother. "He has cut his fingers
deliberately with a knire more
than once, and I havo found him
curiously watching the blood flow
from' his j wounds. He seems to
be. Interested .In knowing how
much harm he can do to himself, i
Nothing i; seems ;.--, to :-~ hurt".;,him. <
When he falls he only smiles, no :
matter . how j hard he *Is bumped. <
When Ihe was only . three and a I
quarter years old he tried to throw '
himself under a street car."
30 CENTS A MONTH.
nance, the schedule which the
company places in vogue is real
ly to blame.
Among the witnesses this af
ternoon will be Labor Commis
sioner Hubbard, who will tell
about fenders—the number the T.
R. & P. have put on and the num
ber they have not.
The jury will be composed of
.1. W. Blarkwell. A. E. Wilson,
J. M. Mct'ullough, Fred Eidermil
ler, George Fachter and Jack
The funeral of June Oelsert
will be held from Mellingcr'g at
: SO Monday.
beneath the wheels of the street
Worshipped for her sweet baby
ways she was the darling of the
neighborhood. Only a few mo
ments before blio was killed her
mother was drinking a cup ot
coffee and baby Jane clung to her
skirts. "Dive me bite of coffee,
"She was always saying that,"
said her sister Ruth. "Everything
was bite with her. We never
thought that It would be the last
time we would hear her say it."
Little June's brother ran out
across the street to watch the
train go by and June, her cheeks
still warm with her mother's
kisses, ran after him, and was
caught beneath the street car.
"Won't someone tell mo that it
was all a dream?" pleads the
grief-crazed mother as she raves
of her "baby," her "June." Al
though everything possible Is be
ing done for her comfort her con
dition is at present very serious.
In tlmo the grief-stricken fam
ily will be able to think of the
tragedy without the Intense grief
of the present moment, but there
will always be a terrible ache when
they remember her sweet baby
fate and think they hear her say
"I'll turn back, mamma."
(By United Press leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, April B.Declara
tion that the charge made by Clar»
enc c S. Funk to the Illinois legis
lature that a $100,000 slash fund
had been used to elect William
Lorimer to the United States sen
ate were derided here today by
Judge Hanecy, Lorlmer's counsel.
Ho denied that Edward Hlues, the
lumber magnate, had ever raised
the $100,000 as Funk charged.
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(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LAWRENCEVILLE, da., April
B.— A mob of 200 knocked down
the sheriff and took Charles Hale 1
out and hanged him to a tree here
yesterday. Hale is a nrgro who
entered the home or C. W. WllT
lams,': a . young . farmer, while he
was .away and assaulted hia wiflt